**Previous applicants need not apply**
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is currently
seeking a Senior Buyer and P-Card Coordinator in the Procurement
Office. The Senior Buyer is responsible for the procurement of
supplies, materials, equipment, and services for The Citadel. This
position is responsible for complying with regulatory guidelines,
accepted procurement principles, and South Carolina policies. Must
be able to identify varied sources, evaluate bids, award
contracts/purchase orders, develops standards for new products or
services, and maintains contact with vendors.
- Receives and independently examines procurement requisitions
and creates purchase orders. Prepares detailed bid specifications
and scopes of work for use in requests for proposals, requests for
quotes, and invitations for bids. Serves as a liaison between
departments and vendors, resolving differences regarding the
purchase of goods and services, negotiating vendor contracts, and
determining the acceptability of goods and services in coordination
with the ordering department or unit.
- Minimizes institutional liability by reviewing and verifying
the clarity, completeness, accuracy, and quality of contracts prior
to routing for signature.
- Participates in the development and coordination of
communication and training activities across campus to facilitate
compliance with requirements.
- Protects the interests of The Citadel regarding purchases by
serving as a representative for the college in discussions between
vendors and departments on procurement issues and by monitoring
vendors for compliance with all contract terms and conditions.
- Analyzes purchasing patterns and continually seeks cost savings
to maximize the purchasing value of funds.
- Assists with The Citadel’s Minority Business Enterprise program
to enhance spend with firms in these categories.
- Serves as administrator for The Citadel’s purchasing card
program by coordinating all aspects of the p-card program, to
include the dissemination of program information to departments and
cardholders, program expansion, training, and monitoring for
compliance with college and state policies.
- Ensures compliance with South Carolina and college policies,
procedures, requirements, and applicable legal regulations.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree. Ability to demonstrate progressive
responsibility with procurement processes, strategic sourcing,
vendor management, and p-card coordination. Must have previous
experience in negotiations, contract review, professional service
agreements, and compliance with applicable laws. Proven
detail-oriented work style along with effective written and verbal
Experience processing formal, competitive, sealed procurement.
Experience working with the South Carolina Consolidated Procurement
Code and Regulations at a state agency or university, or
translatable experience from another state. Certified Professional
in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.),
Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), or Certified
Professional Public Buyer (CPPB).
Jun 22 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Sep 01 2021 Eastern Daylight Time